Saturday, November 19, 2016


It started out as a fantastic day skijoring Rabbit Ears Pass!
Max & Zorro galloping in the tire tracks while I ski in the middle powder. Wheeee!
It is still hunting season in Colorado, so some of our "winter trails" are still open to 4WD vehicles. As you can see above, Rabbit Ears Pass is one such set of trails as we share the terrain with hunters until the end of Nov. Not a problem, the tire tracks actually make for a fast packed trail for Max & Zorro while I get center trail powder for ski control.

Zoom, zoom, zoom we go as we kick it into fast gear flying along the packed terrain.
As you can see from the first two pictures, it started out as a fantastic day at Rabbit Ears. All was going great until I hit a rock and busted a binding on one ski! The human (and huskies) are all fine, but we were miles away from the trailhead when we broke the ski binding. So, I had to attach the skis to my backpack and we then proceeded to hike back to the trailhead.

Hiking sure is slower than skijoring...
"Okay, joke's over - I am pulling (on snow) but you are not moving like we are on snow!" exclaims
Zorro looking back to question the slow human on foot. "Useless human!" declares Max :)

A great start, a painful fall breacking a binding and a slow hike out of the backcountry: 6 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH (on skis, of course :)

2016/2017 Season to Date: 11 days on the trails covering 71.7 miles with 7250 feet of elevation climbed.

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